Oliver (and/or others):
I'm still trying to get Skype working on my desktop in Mint 6 with a QuickCam Pro 9000 webcam.
The camera works in Skype in:
PCLinuxOS on Acer Extensa laptop
Windows Vista on Acer Extensa laptop
Windows XP Home on my desktop
Note: it never worked on my desktop with PCLinuxOS either, so there seems to be some issue between Linux (any distro) and my desktop, which is a VIA Technologies KT600-8237,1.53 GHz AMD Athlon XP, 1.28Gb RAM; 80Gb HDD, Realtek AC97 Audio card, S3 Graphics Savage4.
Sound in: USB Device 0x46d:0x990 (hw:U0x46d0x990,0)
Sound out: VIA 8237 (hw:V8237,0)
Ringing: VIA 8237 (hw:V8237,0)
Select webcam: UVC Camera (046d:0990) (/dev/video0)
Checked boxes for: "Enable Skype video" and "Start my video automatically when I am in a call"
When I do a Skype test call and it records 20 seconds of audio, it works fine and plays back my voice.
When I click the Skype video test screen, my camera-on light comes on and my video image appears OK in the test screen area. So, everything seems OK, but when I connect to someone, it starts to show a screen and I can hear some sound, but the screen quickly (1-2 seconds) freezes and then the call is dropped.
Chat, however, works fine.
The camera also works on various "test my webcam" websites in Linux.
In summary, everything looks OK, but I can't keep a connection on Skype.
Any suggestions would be welcome. This is about the only thing that isn't working in my Mint 6, which has otherwise been a revelation - really good distro in my view.
MintLMDE 64-bit desktop w/W7 on Dell Inspiron570 AMD II X3 435 2.9GHz; 4GbRAM; D-Link Wifi USB DWA-140; Mint9 laptop w/Vista: Acer Extensa 5230 2.0Ghz Intel, 160 Gb HDD, Mplify 992.11b/g/ WLAN; wifi: Epson PX710W printer.